This chapter identifies where most deforestation is likely between 2010 and 2030 and argues that these are the deforestation fronts where efforts to halt deforestation must be concentrated. The chapter also provides examples of solutions for reversing the projected trends in these deforestation fronts.
This is the fifth chapter in WWF’s Living Forests Report which explains the reasons for, and implications of an ambitious forest conservation target: Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) by 2020. It argues that achieving ZNDD will require a huge, collective advocacy effort, along with policy changes by governments and industry and identifies some strategies to get there. The chapter argues that it will require a mosaic of protected and sustainably managed forests, integrated with other land uses such as farms, settlements and infrastructure.